Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei
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3.93/5 rDev -6.7%
My first day in Europe brings a day planned in Dusseldorf. Sure, I may be jetlagged and trying to adjust to the nine hour difference, but my excitement acts as a natural stimulate. All I want is a beer, and somebody in the old part of Dusseldorf will provide. Walk around, get confused about the street layout...I'm closing in on something. It says...Uerige. Woo hoo, objective complete!
History and character all over the place. Old walls and tables, wooden barrels spread around the glass, multiple rooms with different lighting and different numbers of seating. Only a handful of patrons inside as I walked in just after 11am, but by noon, the place was busting. Ok, so how do I order?
All you need to do is sit down and wait for a waiter to automatically bring you a 200 ml glass of the house altbier. Speak some English sir? Yes sir, and we have an English menu. Open the menu, explore the simple and inexpensive dishes. Mmm, bacon and bread sound good with the delicius alt (one that's much better fresh at the source than bought in California). Food comes out quick, but why is my bacon uncooked? This must be how its served. Eat it....I'm making a yummy noise.
I'm ready to change after several rounds of alt, which the waiters continue to bring to your seat automatically until you signal them to stop. Let's try the house weizen, the other beer available at Uerige. The weizen is alright, but the alt is where it's at. €1.90 per 200 ml of alt, and €2.90 per pour (larger size) of the weizen.
A classic altbier establishment which beer lovers should certainaly stop at.
05-08-2013 04:08:37 | More by DoubleJ
4.09/5 rDev -2.9%
I stopped here with two colleagues from the UK during a business trip to Dusseldorf. We were looking to eat there but the place was packed (there was a huge trade show in town). So we settled with a spot outside to drink a few glasses before heading off to another alt pub for dinner.
They serve their own alt bier of course, and it happens to be in my top 2 of the style. It helps that it's widely available in the states, but after trying so many of them at the source I can say that Uerige is slightly hoppier and more flavorful in general (to my tastes).
The brewpub is not as big as Schlusser but still adequate size for a normal evening, it has the look of an authentic old beer hall. Lots of wood, beautiful windows, and prompt service (even outside). Glasses are replaced quickly. We didn't try the food but I saw it and it looks similar to what's available at all the alt pubs (which is fantastic, honestly).
10-30-2010 06:41:10 | More by TurdFurgison
3.81/5 rDev -9.5%
Longstaff seems to have this place down pat, it was exactly like the way he described it when I visited. First off, make sure to have a map of the city. We didn't at first, and ended up walking a good mile or so to get there. Second, better brush up on your German, because not many people speak anything else. The best English I got was shoty at best, and it was from the tourist office. And the directions she gave me sucked! But I did manage to find it. Even though it's allegedly on Bergerstrasse, it's on the opposite corner where the street starts near the waterfront. Look for the Bell in front of the door. Inside, multiple little rooms with picnic tables. We went in the back room, with the barrel tables that had a more "Beer-hall" atmosphere. You can see the copper kettle through the window. An old elevator opens up, and a guy comes out rolling a wooden keg to the front room where another guy taps it the old fashioned way, with a wooden tap. Wow.
Even though the website suggests 3 Beers are usually on tap, only the regular Uerige was available the day I was there. Great stuff, I loved it a lot. Glasses were under 2 euros each, so I was glad to buy a few rounds to my family who humored me through the 6 hour plane ride, 2 hour car ride and 2 hour walk to get there. Save your change, because you'll need it for the piss-maiden. She doesn't seem to clean up after you, she just sits there and collects. As a Canadian, this was totally new to me, so the first time I tipped 1 euro, believe me she was glad to see me back the second time (the average people give is 0.25 euro). Tipping the waiter seems to be an abstract concept here as well. When I first offered him the tip he didn't seem to want it, but when I insisted he gladly accepted it and muttered out his best impression of "merci" about a dozen times. He deserved the tip, because even with the language barrier, service was super fast and efficient, very German-like in fact.
I highly recommend a visit if you're in the area. It certainly didn't have the tacky fakeness most other bars in the area had. This place was the real deal.
09-22-2004 22:33:55 | More by Goldorak
3.89/5 rDev -7.6%
Somewhat hard to find in Dusseldorf since it is on a different street from the other alt bars in the old city. Even some locals didn't know where it was - an Irish guy pointed me in the right direction though. As you walk in, there a seperate rooms, no bar to speak of except the area where they had a couple of wooden kegs on a raised platform while someone just filled glass after glass of altbier while waiters grabbed what they needed. We walked into the backroom where the floor was concrete and tables were made of old kegs. There was a fiberglass statue of an old man ejoying a beer and sitting on one of the benches. Once in a while they rolled a new keg from the backroom to the serving area. The beer glasses were small cylinders that held about .25 liters. They kept track of how many beers you had on the beer coaster and just kept bringing more until you said stop. Pretty cool.
10-01-2002 11:38:17 | More by Longstaff
4.72/5 rDev +12.1%
For alt drinkers, this is mecca! During a trip to Germany I was lucky enough to visit this wonderful place. Located in the main "aldstadt" area you are confornted with a coner bar with some seating outside.
We choose inside seating and found a canarvous interior. Wood everywhere with large open halls and narrow bar areas abounding. The wait staff consisted of middle aged men that worked quickly. I had heard about slow service from these folks, but did not see it. Our wait staff was quick and spoke some service.
We did not have any food, but the mustard looked wonderful as you would expect from the area.
The beer...sublime! I have never had the chance to drink such a beer before. Having it on draft, served by a proffesional, in a spot that has a lot of history, is more then words can describe.
11-27-2008 15:05:26 | More by ndolover
3.63/5 rDev -13.8%
My wife and I stopped here on our recent European trip. We plopped down at an outdoor table. Both sides of the street were lined with Uerige tables and awnings. Folks were settling in and enjoying the beer during the early evening. Most of the people are our age (mid-30's) or older - good to see traditions are strong. The waiters walk around with full trays of altbier looking for who needs another (1/4 liter glasses). We had some good cheese with bread, which is really the most you can expect food-wise here - it's not a place for dinner. For obvious reasons, they serve altbier here and that's just about it. Come for the altbier, which is outstanding - perhaps the best in Dusseldorf - but eat somewhere else. Regardless, this is must for beer lovers stopping in Dusseldorf. We had a great time (and tastes) here.
08-07-2007 01:20:15 | More by scoobybrew
Uerige Obergärige Hausbrauerei in Düsseldorf, Germany
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